Sunday, May 4, 2014

AS efforts by Nigerian troops to rescue the school girls abducted in Chibok, Borno State, by suspected insurgents continue, communities and motorists, including farmers and herdsmen in the border towns and villages with Cameroun have abandoned three major roads leading to Maiduguri and Damaturu, the state capitals of Borno and Yobe states, from the notorious Sambisa Forest. This is coming just as some concerned women have threatened to converge in Lagos and other parts of the country and later proceed to Borno State, from where they would walk naked into the forest in search of the students. The women accused the government of insensitivity to the plight of the abducted girls over its failure to rescue them from their abductors. The abandoned roads include the 141-kilometre Maiduguri-Damboa-Chibok, the 135-kilometre Maiduguri-Bama-Gwoza; and the 60-kilometre Gwoza-Damboa road which served several farming, fishing communities and herdsmen in six councils of the state. Guardian News